Mary Elizabeth Rainwater, 71, Kokomo, passed away at 10:50 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, in her home. She was born Oct. 5, 1941, in Kennett, Mo., to the late Chester and Gladys (Lancaster) Rainwater.
Mary graduated from high school, and then continued her education with a degree in carpentry from Ivy Tech. She worked at Delco for 27 years, retiring in 1992. Some of Mary’s favorite pastimes included: fishing, bingo and playing Café World and other computer games. Above everything else, Mary always loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mary is survived by her children, Ron (Carlette) Green, Logansport, Dee (Rick) Kelly, Lafayette, Chuck Green, Kokomo, and Leigh (Rufus Geiles) Bradley, Edinburgh; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a special aunt and uncle, Robert (Dixie) Lancaster, Miami; and siblings, Barbara (Bill) Godwin, Biggers, Arkansas, Stanley (Donna) Rainwater, Noble, Ark., and Pearlie (Jerry) Lidy, Russiaville.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents; and loving companion of 23 years, David L. Smith.
There will be a funeral service for Mary at 3 p.m. Sunday at Ellers Mortuary Main Street Chapel, 725 S. Main St., with Pastor Dan Coomer officiating. All of Mary’s friends and family are welcome to join for a time of visitation from 1 p.m. until the time of service, also at the Main Street Chapel.
Contributions can be made in Mary’s memory to the COPD foundation. You are invited to read Mary’s obituary at www.ellersmortuary.com, where you may sign the guest book, share a personal message or order flowers for the family. Ellers Mortuary Main Street Chapel, 725 S. Main St., Kokomo, assisted the family with arrangements.